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Samsung Galaxy S II thickness comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S II thickness comparison
We stacked up (literally) a preview Samsung Galaxy S II unit to demonstrate how the Galaxy S sequel takes the "thinnest smartphone" crown from the iPhone 4. We also compare it with the 0.39" (9.9mm) thick Galaxy S and showcase how remarkably thin the Galaxy S II is, even next to the 0.37" (9.3mm) iPhone 4.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is 0.33" (8.49mm), which is less than even the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, which is 0.34" (8.7mm) in its thinnest part. A big part of it, besides the proven engineering prowess of Samsung Electronics, is no doubt the Super AMOLED Plus screen. It needs much less layers than an LCD-based display, thus leaving room for the rest of the components in a thinner chassis.

The phone is actually slimmer than its tiny mobile camera sensor, and the 8MP shooter slightly protrudes from the back. Samsung's trademark "hump" at the back bottom is the only place where the Galaxy S II equals in thickness with the iPhone 4, but, of course, we shouldn't forget Apple's creation is made of glass, not plastic. Have a look at the quick comparison video below.



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posted on 12 Apr 2011, 07:02

1. Droid (unregistered)


Yeah that's thin but due to that and design it may or might feel cheap.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 07:41

2. Tristan (unregistered)


You may be right. The vibrant had that feel. The feeling of cheap emptiness. Not a Samsung fan when it comes to Android though.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 08:35

3. Richie (unregistered)


Also the sgs2 is wider and taller, so thereits more space to Pack things up so, it sucks

posted on 29 May 2011, 14:45

12. J4M35 (unregistered)


It sucks. LMFAO evidently you have never tried it. Silly fanboy ;)

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 08:59 2

4. remixfa (Posts: 13907; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


who cares how it "feels". Your going to put a case on it anyways. Well, at least most people do. the vibrant is far from cheap. Because of the Samoled, it carries a lot less weight off the bat because of the thinness of the screen. I care less about how it "feels" and more about pocketability, screen clarity, and performance. 2 things the SGS is unmatched in.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 09:00 1

5. Z (unregistered)


LoL, guys, are you iPhone fans? These comments were funny...

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 10:24 2

6. rtimi (unregistered)


When an Iphone fan comments it's because they know they're stuck with what apple gives them and because of itunes everything purchased can't be ported. Sorry Iphoners

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 10:25

7. rtimi (unregistered)


Are you going to give a review or preview anytime soon

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 10:51 1

8. ball daddy g (unregistered)


iphone sucks my hairy ars! They are dead, and dated. Boring and not innovative anymore. Always playing catchup. Wait till the sheep don't have jobby jobs no more once he kicks it to his icoffin. long live android # 1 os!!!

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 02:53 2

11. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


Unliking your comment not because im an iphone fan but because you are talking about a sick man who is soon going to die. Shame on you. You should be one who should die for saying something like this.

I own a droid.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 17:30

9. cheetah2k (Posts: 816; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Looks real nice and I want it..... but 800x400 resolution is just so 2010 though........

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 19:00

10. LionStone (Posts: 447; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


holy crap, that thing is loaded! complete with fm radio! love it...I like that on the T-Bolt too, in a crisis I can catch a baseball game on the radio...

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